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PLANNING COMMISSION
REGULAR MEETING
ACTION SUMMARY
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13, 2007 7:00 PM
COUNCIL CHAMBERS - NOVI CIVIC CENTER
45175 W. TEN MILE, NOVI, MI 48375
(248) 347-0475

CALL TO ORDER

The meeting was called to order at or about 7:00 PM.

ROLL CALL

Present:  Members John Avdoulos, Brian Burke, Victor Cassis, Andrew Gutman, Michael Lynch, Michael Meyer, Wayne Wrobel

Absent:  Members David Lipski (excused), Mark Pehrson (excused)

Also Present:  Barbara McBeth, Deputy Director of Community Development; Tim Schmitt, Planner; Mark Spencer, Planner; David Beschke, Landscape Architect; Ben Croy, Civil Engineer; Kristen Kolb, City Attorney

PUBLIC HEARINGS

1. ZONING ORDINANCE TEXT AMENDMENT 18.218

Public Hearing for Planning Commissionís recommendation to City Council for an ordinance to amend Ordinance No. 97-18, as amended, the City of Novi Zoning Ordinance, for modifications to Article 10, EXPO, Exposition District.

In the matter of Zoning Ordinance Text Amendment 18.218, motion to send a positive recommendation to City Council for modifications to amend Ordinance No. 97-18, as amended, the City of Novi Zoning Ordinance, for modifications to Article 10, EXPO, Exposition District. Motion carried 7-0.

2. NOVI CORPORATE CAMPUS PARCEL 8, SP07-24

Public Hearing on the request of Amson Dembs Development, for Preliminary Site Plan, Woodland Permit, and Stormwater Management Plan approval. The subject property is located in Section 9, north of Twelve Mile, east of West Park Drive, located in the Novi Corporate Campus Development, in the OST, Office Service Technology District. The subject property is 8.34 acres and the Applicant is proposing to build a 28,638 sq. ft. speculative office/warehouse building.

In the matter of Novi Corporate Campus #8, SP07-24, motion to approve the Preliminary Site Plan subject to the conditions and items listed in the Staff and Consultant review letters being addressed on the Final Site Plan, for the reason that the plan meets the intent of the Zoning Ordinance. Motion carried 7-0.

In the matter of Novi Corporate Campus #8, SP07-24, motion to approve the Woodland Permit subject to the conditions and items listed in the Staff and Consultant review letters being addressed on the Final Site Plan, for the reason that the plan meets the intent of the Ordinance. Motion carried 7-0.

In the matter of Novi Corporate Campus #8, SP07-24, motion to approve the Stormwater Management Plan subject to the conditions and items listed in the Staff and Consultant review letters being addressed on the Final Site Plan, for the reason that the plan meets the intent of the Zoning Ordinance. Motion carried 7-0.

 

MATTERS FOR CONSIDERATION

1. SPARTAN CONCRETE, SP07-27

Consideration of the request of Lindhout Associates, for Preliminary Site Plan approval. The subject property is located in Section 15, north of Grand River Avenue, east of Taft Road, in the I-1, Light Industrial District. The subject property is approximately 10.04 acres and the Applicant is proposing to modify the existing wash-out basin on the site.

In the matter of the request of Piet Lindhout for Spartan Concrete, SP07-27, motion to grant approval of the Preliminary Site Plan subject to: 1) A Planning Commission Waiver of right-of-way berm requirements along Grand River Avenue, due to existing grades and vegetation, which is being enhanced; 2) A Planning Commission Waiver of the street tree requirement along Grand River Avenue; 3) A Planning Commission Waiver of building foundation landscaping requirements, due to the nature of the expansion; 4) A Planning Commission confirmation that proposed modifications do not constitute an expansion of the non-conforming use; and 5) Compliance with all conditions and requirements listed in the Staff and Consultant review letters; for the reason that the plan meets the intent of the Zoning Ordinance. Motion carried 7-0.

2. OAK POINTE CHURCH, SP7-25

Consideration of the request of Neumann Smith and Associates for Preliminary Site Plan approval. The subject property is located in Section 19, north of Ten Mile, between Napier and Wixom roads, in the R-A, Residential Acreage District. The subject property is 27.21 acres and the Applicant is proposing to construct a parking lot addition for the already-built first phase of Oak Pointe Church.

In the matter of the request of Neumann Smith and Associates for Oak Pointe Church, SP07-25, motion to grant approval of the Revised Phasing Plan and Preliminary Site Plan, subject to: 1) Planning Commission confirmation that review under old Landscape Ordinance is acceptable for this parking area; 2) Planning Commission confirmation that the boulevard is not necessary with this phase of construction; 3) The Applicantís removal of five parking spaces at the southeast portion of new parking area, to remove encroachment into parking lot setback; 4) The Applicant redesigning the northernmost parking lot end islands to be a minimum of 300 square feet, meeting Landscape Ordinance requirements; and 5) Compliance with all conditions and requirements listed in the Staff and Consultant review letters; for the reason that the plan is otherwise in compliance with the Master Plan for Land Use. Motion carried 6-1 (Yes: Avdoulos, Burke, Cassis, Gutman, Meyer, Wrobel; No: Lynch).

3. SET A PUBLIC HEARING FOR JUNE 27, 2007 FOR TEXT AMENDMENT 18.219 RELATING TO TEMPORARY OUTDOOR SALES PROVISIONS.

Motion to set a Public Hearing for June 27, 2007 for Zoning Ordinance Text Amendment 18.219 relating to temporary outdoor sales. Motion carried 7-0.

4. MASTER PLAN FOR LAND USE

Motion to proceed with the Master Plan resolution presented, with an amendment to the second "Whereas" as follows: Change "propose" to "detail the." Motion carried 7-0.

5. APPROVAL OF THE MAY 23, 2007 PLANNING COMMISSION MINUTES

Motion to approval the May 23, 2007 Planning Commission minutes. Motion carried 7-0.

ADJOURNMENT

The meeting adjourned at 8:43 PM.

SCHEDULED AND ANTICIPATED MEETINGS

MON 06/18/07 CITY COUNCIL MEETING 7:00 PM

TUE 06/26/07 MASTER PLAN AND ZONING COMMITTEE MEETING 7:00 PM

WED 06/27/07 PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING 7:00 PM

MON 07/02/07 CITY COUNCIL MEETING 7:00 PM

WED 07/04/07 CITY OFFICES CLOSED

TUE 07/10/07 MASTER PLAN AND ZONING COMMITTEE MEETING 7:00 PM

TUE 07/10/07 ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS 7:30 PM

WED 07/11/07 PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING 7:00 PM

MON 07/23/07 CITY COUNCIL MEETING 7:00 PM

TUE 07/24/07 MASTER PLAN AND ZONING COMMITTEE MEETING 7:00 PM

WED 07/25/07 PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING 7:00 PM

TUE 08/07/07 MASTER PLAN AND ZONING COMMITTEE MEETING 7:00 PM

TUE 08/07/07 ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS 7:30 PM

WED 08/08/07 PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING 7:00 PM

MON 08/13/07 CITY COUNCIL MEETING 7:00 PM